Metallica: Terrorist threat?

Old Jul 9, 07, 1:10 pm
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Metallica: Terrorist threat?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/dotmusic/20...t-31c8aba.html

Metallica singer James Hetfield was investigated by UK airport officials who believed he was a terrorist this week, it has been claimed. The star was barred entry to Luton airport on Thursday and questioned by staff who were concerned about his appearance. Fears that Hetfield might be involved in terrorism were apparently founded on his "Taliban-like beard", according to The Times.
the only thing surprising to me is that it was not at a US airport given the tendencies of Thousands Standing Around...
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Old Jul 9, 07, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Dr_wanderlust View Post
Metallica: Terrorist threat?
We are scanning the scene
in the city tonight
We are looking for you
to start up a fight
There is an evil feeling
in our brains
But it is nothing new
you know it drives us insane

Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy


Apparently so.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 1:26 pm
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To be fair to the authorities, James Hetfield's goatee is pretty disturbing.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 5:01 pm
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Thumbs up Keeping You Safe: Metallica Singer Held At UK airport for 'Taliban-like' Beard!

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/dotmusic/20...t-31c8aba.html

Metallica singer James Hetfield was investigated by UK airport officials who believed he was a terrorist this week, it has been claimed. The star was barred entry to Luton airport on Thursday and questioned by staff who were concerned about his appearance. Fears that Hetfield might be involved in terrorism were apparently founded on his "Taliban-like beard", according to The Times. He was allowed to leave the airport after a brief interrogation, when he persuaded officials that he was a rock star.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 9:24 pm
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Yep; all terrorists wear "Taliban-like beards" for easy identification.
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Old Jul 9, 07, 10:42 pm
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Or maybe one of his friends just said that.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/15...ectid=10450450

The Times claims Hetfield's friends blame his "Taleban-like beard" for the interrogation.
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Old Jul 10, 07, 12:02 am
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It's Luton, I guess they're just chav-trained.
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Since there are two threads running on this subject, we'll merge the two so the discussion can be concentrated.
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Old Jul 10, 07, 9:11 am
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So, he was arriving into the UK, and they didn't want to let him in the country? Or they just didn't want to let him in the airport?

Was it James or Lars who had a problem with hard narcotics?
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Old Jul 11, 07, 7:38 pm
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This incident has inspired a website: Jam Band Fan or Taliban?. It's a little game where you look at pictures and try to guess.
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Originally Posted by Texas_Dawg View Post
We are scanning the scene
in the city tonight
We are looking for you
to start up a fight
There is an evil feeling
in our brains
But it is nothing new
you know it drives us insane

Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Running,
On our way
Hiding,
You will pay
Dying,
One thousand deaths
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy
Searching,
Seek and Destroy


Apparently so.
Wait till you play the record backwards.
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Old Jul 12, 07, 2:40 pm
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Metallica used to be a great band and now Hetfield resembles the taliban. Man, they are getting old. Imagine how tough travel would have been 20 years ago with todays security.
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Old Jul 12, 07, 8:23 pm
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What's next? Will ZZ Top be detained?
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Old Jul 15, 07, 5:41 am
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Originally Posted by Dr_wanderlust View Post
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/dotmusic/20...t-31c8aba.html



the only thing surprising to me is that it was not at a US airport given the tendencies of Thousands Standing Around...
Man that's so funny. Would you know this person by sight? How about "The Nuge" or even Kenny Howard if he was still around? TSOs recoginze more than you think.
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Old Jul 15, 07, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by tsadude1 View Post
Man that's so funny. Would you know this person by sight? How about "The Nuge" or even Kenny Howard if he was still around? TSOs recoginze more than you think.
Like shampoo and bottles of water, but according to federal tests, not bombs.
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